Freestyle Canopy Piloting is a new extreme sport that combines speed and precision flying. The pilots jump from 1500 meters (5.000 feet) above city centres, reaching speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. The speed generated by a series of turns is then utilised by the swoopers to perform a range of tricks, whilst in contact with the water surface, prior to ending their run on a small floating platform.
1999. Establishment of swooping as a sport – landing with greatest speed possible
2004. Freestyle takes its first steps – first trick invented
2012. New design of high performance parachutes – ready for urban environment
2015. Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational
2015. First ever urban freestyle competition